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Nationals Win In Ross Detwiler’s First Start This Spring

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VIERA, Fla. (CBSDC/AP) — The Washington Nationals have been playing good baseball as of late. Their good fortunes continued with a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins Friday night.

The return of Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison to the lineup wasn’t enough for the Marlins.

Stanton, who had not played since March 11 because of wrist and knee injuries, went 0 for 2 with a walk. Morrison was out with troublesome knee since March 13. He had an RBI single in three at-bats.

Ian Desmond homered to left on the first pitch by Miami starter Josh Johnson. Johnson struck out nine in 5 2-3 innings.

Ross Detwiler made his first start of the spring for Washington and allowed one run on three hits over five innings. He struck out five. Detwiler threw 50 of 69 pitches for strikes.

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